|Ordered||13 Jun 1942|
|Laid down||20 May 1943||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 224)|
|Launched||3 May 1944|
|Commissioned||28 Jun 1944||Kptlt. Hans Joachim Gutteck|
|Successes||1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,200 GRT|
1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 7,176 GRT
Captured on 12 April, 1945 in the Irish Sea south of Isle of Man, in position 53.39N, 05.03W by the British frigates HMS Loch Glendhu and HMS Loch More. The frigates attempted to tow her to port but the boat sank while underway on 13 April, 1945. 9 dead and 37 survivors.
After successful attacking the convoy BB-80, U-1024 was located by HMS Loch Glendhu, which forced the boat to the surface by a Squid attack. The frigates of the 8th EG opened fire and HMS Loch Achray dropped depth charges until the Germans abandoned ship. It was reported that the commander had been wounded by gunfire and then shot himself. A boarding party from HMS Loch More recovered valuable documents and the frigate then took the boat in tow, but it foundered the next day.
Attacks on this boat and other events
7 Apr 1945
After a successful attack on convoy HX 346, the escorts attacked U-1024 but without result. The boat sat on the bottom in a hollow until the hunt was called off. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 669)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in March 1945 but it was of course installed prior to that date. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1024 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Man riding a broom